Dear friends, Christmas is a time to celebrate new life, and hence a time of rejoicing. New life gives rise to a renewed hope, regardless of the many signs of death and destruction around us. The reason for our celebration, for our rejoicing and our hoping is the birth of Jesus, “Immanuel: God-with-us”….
Christmas is also a time to express gratitude to God for the gift of His Son. Likewise it is also the moment to think of each other lovingly and with gratitude because each person is indeed a gift of God….
Wishing you a merry Christmas and a New Year 2017 filled with God’s blessings,
Jacob Nampudakam SAC – Rome – Christmas 2016
Rector General and Ecclesiastical Assistant of the Union
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